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Football star faces domestic violence charges

Any relationship can sometimes be difficult to navigate and the resolution to a disagreement can be hard to navigate. Even those who find themselves in the spotlight with fame and fortune are not immune. Conflict can have a way of bringing out the worst in a person, and the tendency toward violence that may not have been an issue in the early phases of a relationship can rear its hurtful head. Should domestic violence become an issue in any Connecticut relationship, finding help for both the victim and the abuser is crucial to saving lives.

The 49ers linebacker, Reuben Foster, is considered a building block for his team and was a first round draft pick. He was charged with domestic abuse after his live-in girlfriend reached out for help to a passing by motorist. The incident, which occurred in February, called authorities to the couple's home. The victim reported that the 28-year-old football star dragged her out of the home by her hair and punched her in the head multiple times.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for a ruptured ear drum while police searched the home. Authorities uncovered an assault weapon, which is illegal in California, where the couple reside. As the trail unfolds, the accused stands to lose more than just his job.

If domestic violence becomes an issue within a Connecticut relationship, resources within the community are available to both the abused and the abuser. If counseling and reconciliation do not result in one's ability to change his or her abusive ways, moving on from that relationship is the only option. Victims of domestic violence may seek the legal counsel and advice of a Connecticut attorney to secure a protective order and start the divorce process if applicable.

Source: CBS SF Bay Area, "49ers Star Reuben Foster Charged With Felony Domestic Violence", April 12, 2018

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